Turkish-Armenian Member of Parliament Garo Paylan has tweeted about the election of the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople.
Garo Paylan wrote the following: “I’m not going to participate in the patriarchal elections. I’m also not going to recognize the elected patriarch as my patriarch. The names of officials who turned our honor into a plaything and the names of clergymen and presidents of funds and foundations who collaborated with those officials, will go down in the dark pages of history.”
In the rules and regulations for the election of the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople, the Turkish Ministry of International Affairs had prohibited bishops other than the bishops of the congregation of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople from running in the elections, and this had sparked great reactions among the members of the Armenian community.